Ranch User News

Stampede2 Extended Outage Begins Friday, 20 Oct 2017 at 8am CDT

Posted by Jason Allison on Oct 17, 2017 2:50:15 PM

Stampede2 will be unavailable for a four-day period beginning Friday, 20 Oct 2017 at 8 am CDT. This extended outage will allow: (1) full system science and benchmarking runs; as well as, (2) configuration, integration, and testing activities to prepare for Stampede2 “Phase 2” deployment. Phase 2...

Stampede2 will be unavailable for a four-day period beginning Friday, 20 Oct 2017 at 8 am CDT. This extended outage will allow: (1) full system science and benchmarking runs; as well as, (2) configuration, integration, and testing activities to prepare for Stampede2 “Phase 2” deployment.

Phase 2 will feature the addition of 1,736 “Skylake” Xeon nodes to the system. Stampede2 will be completely unavailable during the maintenance window. We expect to reopen the KNL nodes to general use by 6 pm, Monday, 23 Oct 2017.  

Please submit any questions you have via the TACC User Portal:
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

MPI Foundations I and II - Oct 6th, 2017 - Space Available

Posted by Jason Allison on Oct 4, 2017 2:42:54 PM

We still have space available for this Friday's MPI Foundations I and II training events. Please register ASAP to avoid missing out on this opportunity. Local attendees are strongly encouraged to attend in-person. To register and for more information please visit:...

We still have space available for this Friday's MPI Foundations I and II training events. Please register ASAP to avoid missing out on this opportunity. Local attendees are strongly encouraged to attend in-person.

To register and for more information please visit: https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/training

October 2017 TACC Training Events

Posted by Jason Allison on Sep 15, 2017 4:14:45 PM

I am pleased to announce the following training events are being offered to both in-person and webcast participants for October 2017. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in person. 10/4/17 - Introduction To Hadoop And Spark On Wrangler 10/6/17 - MPI Foundations I and MPI...

I am pleased to announce the following training events are being offered to both in-person and webcast participants for October 2017. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in person.

10/4/17 - Introduction To Hadoop And Spark On Wrangler
10/6/17 - MPI Foundations I and MPI Foundations II
10/11/17 - Introduction to Scala/Spark
10/18/17 - Data Analysis Using Hadoop/Spark

To register and for more information please visit: https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/training

Ranch Status 29 August 2017

Posted by Sergio Leal on Aug 29, 2017 10:36:09 AM

Ranch had a hard reboot at 00:35 CST this morning and was partially unavailable from 00:35 until 07:00 CST.  This was due to a system error requiring a full restart of Ranch functionality.

Ranch had a hard reboot at 00:35 CST this morning and was partially unavailable from 00:35 until 07:00 CST.  This was due to a system error requiring a full restart of Ranch functionality.

Ranch Maintenance 22 August 2017

Posted by Sergio Leal on Aug 7, 2017 9:44:59 AM

Ranch will be unavailable from 8:00am to 8:00pm CST on Tuesday 22 August 2017 for system maintenance.

Ranch will be unavailable from 8:00am to 8:00pm CST on Tuesday 22 August 2017 for system maintenance.

TACC Maintenance 18 July, 2017

Posted by Jacob Getz on Jul 11, 2017 9:47:53 AM

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable from 7:00 AM CDT on July 18 until 8:00 AM CDT on July 19 to allow for upgrades to the core network switch hardware and to perform system maintenance on the Stockyard global filesystem.   Users will have intermittent access to all TACC services and...

Updated on Jul 19, 2017 6:25:46 PM

The /work filesystem has been restored on all TACC production systems.   All held user jobs have been released from the hold and should be running or queued to run now.
 
Thank you, 

-TACC

Updated on Jul 19, 2017 9:55:21 AM

Maintenance has been extended for the Stockyard global filesystem.  An update will be posted to User News when resources are back in full production.

Original Posting

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable from 7:00 AM CDT on July 18 until 8:00 AM CDT on July 19 to allow for upgrades to the core network switch hardware and to perform system maintenance on the Stockyard global filesystem.   Users will have intermittent access to all TACC services and systems until the core network switch upgrade is complete.  

During this maintenance window, the production systems Stampede2, Stampede, Lonestar5, Maverick, Wrangler, Ranch, and Hikari will also be down for system maintenance and unavailable to users until after the Stockyard global filesystem maintenance has been completed.   Updates to user news will be sent once network services have been restored and when the production systems are restored to normal operations.

-TACC Team

Ranch status 19 July 2017

Posted by David Littrell on Jul 19, 2017 12:51:33 PM

TACC’s Ranch system is back in production after yesterday’s maintenance as of 12:30PM CST on 7/19/17.

TACC’s Ranch system is back in production after yesterday’s maintenance as of 12:30PM CST on 7/19/17.

TACC Sitewide Power Event 6-23-17

Posted by Jacob Getz on Jun 23, 2017 9:30:03 AM

At 1:15 AM Central Time, TACC and our facilities experienced a power outage. Every TACC system was affected. Power has since been restored. An update will be posted to User News when resources are back in full production.


-TACC Team

Updated on Jun 23, 2017 10:37:04 PM

All TACC systems and services have been restored to normal operation after the power loss this morning.  Please submit a ticket if you encounter any problems with access to TACC systems or services.

Original Posting

At 1:15 AM Central Time, TACC and our facilities experienced a power outage. Every TACC system was affected. Power has since been restored. An update will be posted to User News when resources are back in full production.


-TACC Team

Ranch Status 23 June 2017

Posted by Jacob Getz on Jun 23, 2017 3:42:18 PM

Ranch has recovered from our earlier power outage and is back in production as of 15:30 CST today.

Ranch has recovered from our earlier power outage and is back in production as of 15:30 CST today.

Ranch Status 6/15

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Jun 15, 2017 5:34:31 PM

TACC’s Ranch system experienced a hardware failure around 4:05PM, and the administrators are working to resolve the problem. We will update this announcement when the system is back in production. 


Thanks, TACC Team

Updated on Jun 16, 2017 8:05:37 AM

TACC's Ranch system has been restored to production as of 6:15AM this morning.  Please let us know if you run into any issues. – TACC Team

Original Posting

TACC’s Ranch system experienced a hardware failure around 4:05PM, and the administrators are working to resolve the problem. We will update this announcement when the system is back in production. 


Thanks, TACC Team

Ranch Maintenance 13 June 2017

Posted by Jacob Getz on May 31, 2017 5:08:02 PM

 Ranch will not be available from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017. System maintenance will be performed during this time. 

-TACC Team

Updated on Jun 13, 2017 4:24:42 PM

Maintenance is complete and Ranch is back in production.

Original Posting

 Ranch will not be available from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017. System maintenance will be performed during this time. 

-TACC Team

Computational Science in the Cloud Institute at TACC – 7/24-28/2017

Posted by Jason Allison on May 25, 2017 2:56:56 PM

This 5-day workshop will provide participants with an end-to-end introduction to performing scientific simulations and analyses in a cloud-based environment. Participants will build their own virtual machines, setup Jupyter notebooks, learn to use APIs for provisioning and bootstrapping VMs, attach...

Updated on Jun 13, 2017 11:14:57 AM

We still have spaces available for the Computational Science in the Cloud Institute - July 24th through July 28th, 2017.  Please register ASAP to avoid missing out on this opportunity.

Original Posting

This 5-day workshop will provide participants with an end-to-end introduction to performing scientific simulations and analyses in a cloud-based environment. Participants will build their own virtual machines, setup Jupyter notebooks, learn to use APIs for provisioning and bootstrapping VMs, attach VMs to cloud and object storage, use containers for simplifying and standardizing VM deployment, and automate deployment of VMs with different tools. Participants will also learn how to use the Agave API for managing and collaborating in cloud environments.

Price for students, faculty, and academic researchers is $400.

Registration details and full agenda can be found at:
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/computational-science-in-the-cloud.

Parallel Programming Foundations Institute at TACC – July 31-August 4, 2017

Posted by Jason Allison on Jun 2, 2017 3:23:57 PM

This 5-day workshop will provide participants with an introduction to developing parallel applications for modern HPC systems. Participants will learn about profiling and optimizing applications, concepts for domain and data decomposition, developing shared-memory parallel applications using OpenMP...

Updated on Jun 13, 2017 11:08:33 AM

We still have spaces available for Parallel Programming Foundations Institute - July 31st through August 4th, 2017.  Please register ASAP to avoid missing out on this opportunity.

Updated on Jun 2, 2017 3:37:23 PM

The original dates that were posted for this event were incorrect. The correct dates for the Parallel Programming Foundations Institute at TACC Institute are July 31st through August 4th, 2017.

Original Posting

This 5-day workshop will provide participants with an introduction to developing parallel applications for modern HPC systems. Participants will learn about profiling and optimizing applications, concepts for domain and data decomposition, developing shared-memory parallel applications using OpenMP and distributed-memory parallel applications using MPI, creating hybrid OpenMP/MPI applications for modern manycore architectures, and debugging parallel applications. Hands-on exercises done on the new Stampede2 supercomputer at TACC will help participants to better understand lecture concepts using concrete examples on modern hardware.

Price for students, faculty, and academic researchers is $400.

Registration details and full agenda can be found at:
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/parallel-programming-foundations

Webinar: Introduction to TACC Resources for UT System Institutions

Posted by Jason Allison on Jun 6, 2017 1:51:32 PM

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Time: 11:30am-12:15pm CT The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin is expanding to deliver even more computing resources to all 14 UT System Academic and Health Institutions. This initiative, funded by UT System, aims to increase...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time: 11:30am-12:15pm CT

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin is expanding to deliver even more computing resources to all 14 UT System Academic and Health Institutions. This initiative, funded by UT System, aims to increase research support across all UT campuses. This webinar will give a brief presentation on how UT System investigators can leverage TACC resources to advance their research. We will be answering questions after the webinar.

Questions?: Email lifesci@consult.tacc.utexas.edu

Registration:https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/training#/session/68

Data and Information Analytics Institute at TACC – 6/19-23/2017

Posted by Jason Allison on May 25, 2017 2:48:53 PM

This 5-day workshop will introduce participants to best practices for large-scale data analysis using Python, R, and Hadoop/Spark, as well as an introduction to data management, working with databases, and machine learning. Participants will also receive introductions to current state of the...

This 5-day workshop will introduce participants to best practices for large-scale data analysis using Python, R, and Hadoop/Spark, as well as an introduction to data management, working with databases, and machine learning. Participants will also receive introductions to current state of the practice in geospatial, biomedical, and information visualization. Price for students, faculty, and academic researchers is $400.

Registration details and full agenda can be found at:
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/data-and-information-analytics.

Visualizing and Interacting with Data Institute at TACC – 6/19-23/2017

Posted by Jason Allison on May 25, 2017 2:42:13 PM

This 5-day workshop will introduce participants to tools and best practices for remote and collaborative visualization of scientific data, developing visualizations using virtual reality and augmented reality interfaces, and building visualization systems like large tiled-displays. Participants...

This 5-day workshop will introduce participants to tools and best practices for remote and collaborative visualization of scientific data, developing visualizations using virtual reality and augmented reality interfaces, and building visualization systems like large tiled-displays. Participants will also receive introductions to current state of the practice in geospatial, biomedical, and information visualization.

Price for students, faculty, and academic researchers is $400.

Registration details and full agenda can be found at:
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/visualizing-and-interacting-with-data.

Visualizing and Interacting with Data

Posted by Jason Allison on May 5, 2017 4:28:36 PM

June 19-23, 2017 Ready to get more from your data than simple charts? Spend a week with TACC's visualization experts learning how to generate rich, informative visualizations for your simulation results and data analyses. Get starting with VisIt and Paraview, learn the basics of developing...

June 19-23, 2017

Ready to get more from your data than simple charts? Spend a week with TACC's visualization experts learning how to generate rich, informative visualizations for your simulation results and data analyses. Get starting with VisIt and Paraview, learn the basics of developing interesting and worthwhile geographic and information visualizations, and try your hand at using some of the latest augmented- and virtual-reality tools for manipulating and exploring you visualizations.

For more information and to register please visit:
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/visualizing-and-interacting-with-data

Data and Information Analytics

Posted by Jason Allison on May 5, 2017 4:18:13 PM

June 19-23, 2017 Want to gain more insight from your data? Is analyzing datasets too much for your favorite spreadsheet? Considering using machine learning to improve insights? Spend a week with TACC's data analysis experts learning about the latest tools and techniques for analyzing and processing...

June 19-23, 2017

Want to gain more insight from your data? Is analyzing datasets too much for your favorite spreadsheet? Considering using machine learning to improve insights? Spend a week with TACC's data analysis experts learning about the latest tools and techniques for analyzing and processing your Big Data problems. Try your hand at using R, Jupyter notebooks, Hadoop, and Spark with guided hands-on exercises, spend time one-on-one with our data analysis staff talking about your own projects and goals, and hear about the latest tools and research in Big Data.

For more information and to register please visit:
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/data-and-information-analytics

Courses on Manycore Programming (KNL)

Posted by Jason Allison on May 4, 2017 4:33:29 PM

On June 2nd, 2017; TACC will be offering a morning introductory course and an afternoon advanced course on Manycore concepts (KNL). You are welcome to register for either or both courses. Both of the courses are available to in-person and webcast participants. Local participants are strongly...

On June 2nd, 2017; TACC will be offering a morning introductory course and an afternoon advanced course on Manycore concepts (KNL).

You are welcome to register for either or both courses. Both of the courses are available to in-person and webcast participants. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in person. For details on course content and for access to register for these courses, please visit the following link:
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/training#/user?training=upcoming

Ranch status 9 May 2017

Posted by David Littrell on Apr 28, 2017 4:14:58 PM

TACC’s Ranch will undergo a partial maintenance on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017. One of the two login nodes will be unavailable for about 2 hours, starting at 8 AM (CST), but the other one will still be available after a quick reboot. Users may experience a slight delay connecting to the system for a...

TACC’s Ranch will undergo a partial maintenance on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017. One of the two login nodes will be unavailable for about 2 hours, starting at 8 AM (CST), but the other one will still be available after a quick reboot. Users may experience a slight delay connecting to the system for a short period of time.